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Re: A possible GFDL compromise

Fedor Zuev wrote:
> On Wed, 17 Sep 2003, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> >As has been previously pointed out, fair use is far from a universal
> >concept.
> 	Berne Convention, art. 10 par. 1

That's not fair use. Paragraph 1 deals with citations. It's
paragraph 2 that provides for fair use. And paragraph 2 is
made explicitly optional by the wording "It shall be a matter 
for legislation in the countries of the Union".


> >Within the United Kingdom, it doesn't exist,
> 	Copyright, Designs and Patents Act, art. 32.

I don't know which part of article 32 of the CDPA you are referring
to, but it deals with copying "in the course of instruction or of 
preparation for instruction".

Article 30 is much closer but still is very limited in application.
I would classify it as a "citation" right rather than as a
"fair use" right. Note that it has to be "for the purpose of 
criticism or review" or "for the purpose of reporting current 


Arnoud Engelfriet, Dutch patent attorney - Speaking only for myself
Patents, copyright and IPR explained for techies: http://www.iusmentis.com/

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